Charity wins Award for helping to find missing people

Charity wins Award for helping to find missing people


At a prestigious ceremony on the 19th May a national charity won an award for their partnership with the Royal Mail. The system alerts post men and women when someone goes missing in their local community and was awarded £225,000 from People's Postcode Trust to launch in 2014.

Charity Missing People and Royal Mail were awarded ‘Community Impact (National)’ at the Business Charity Awards held in central London. The award recognises a business that has provided vital support to a charitable project that has made a strong social impact on communities across the UK.

Chief Executive of Missing People, Jo Youle said: “This is a very special achievement for the charity. Our partnerships with the Royal Mail enable us to have eyes and ears on the ground in every part of the UK, helping us to find vulnerable missing people. Without funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery this initiative would not have been possible.”

Royal Mail issue Child Rescue Alerts and appeals for other high risk groups of missing people to more than 124,000 postal staff. 75% of those featured in Alerts have been found safe and well.

To register to receive free Child Rescue Alerts by text visit

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